Jack Dangermond Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

Jack Dangermond General Information


Mr. Jack Dangermond is a Co-Founder and Co-Owner and serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Environmental Systems Research Institute. He has over twenty-five years of experience in developing GISs for multiagency data management. He is the founder and president of ESRI, a Redlands, California-based firm that has been at the forefront of the GIS field since 1969. He is recognized in both academia and industry as a leader of and an authority on the GIS field. He personally managed many of ESRI's early projects and remains active in project overview in addition to handling client relations and managing overall company activities. He graduated with a B.S. in environmental science from California Polytechnic College, Pomona, California; an M.S. in urban planning from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota; and an M.S. in landscape architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, where he worked in the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Design. During the first fifteen years of his career, he worked on dozens of significant projects in the areas of developing and applying GIS technology. Early efforts included developing environmental and landscape assessment for regional planning, studies in methodology for transmission line and power plant siting, and new town planning. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and awards including the 2000 LaGasse Medal of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Brock Gold Medal of the International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Cullum Geographical Medal of Distinction from the American Geographical Society, the EDUCAUSE Medal for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Horwood Award, and the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Honorary Membership. He is a member of many professional organizations and has served on advisory committees for such U.S. agencies including NASA's Science and Technology Advisory Committee, the EPA, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and NCGIA. He delivers numerous keynote addresses at various meetings and conferences around the globe. He has authored hundreds of papers dealing with GIS technology, which were published in journals and conference proceedings in such diverse fields as photogrammetry, computer science planning, environmental science, and cartography. He is also an Angel Investor.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Other Investor Types
Limited Partner
Primary Office
  • Redlands, CA
  • United States

Jack Dangermond Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SafeGraph 16-Mar-2021 Later Stage VC 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
000000000 19-Apr-2017 00000 00000 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000000000
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Jack Dangermond Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jack Dangermond Angel Investor 0 Redlands, CA
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Jack Dangermond Co-Investors (21)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
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